Eagles QB Michael Vick is making it a point to get Brent Celek the ball more this season.
“I think this season is going to be a great year for Brent,” Vick said. “We’ve been connecting a lot over the last couple of weeks. I just told him he needs to trust me and I’m going to get the ball to him. Just get open and I’ll find you.”
“The majority of the time last year, he was wide open,” Vick said. “I just failed to get the ball to him – just focusing in on DeSean and Jeremy. I went back on some of my Atlanta film and how I used Alge [Crumpler]. We’re going to get Brent involved this year – I think he deserves that.”
Celek caught a three-yard TD in the Eagles first preseason game and closed the 2010 season with 12 receptions for 169 yards and a TD in his final two games. His upside depends on how often Vick looks his way, and with Jeremy Maclin still sidelined, Celek should get plenty of targets early on.